North Dartmouth, MA
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A Top College of Engineering

The "U.S. News and World Report" gives the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth a ranking as a top-tier regional university in the Northeast and lists the College of Engineering among the top 50 undergraduate programs in the country. The College’s 65 full-time professors bring in millions of dollars annually in grants from private agencies and national agencies to support groundbreaking research in many traditional and emerging fields, including marine technologies, advanced materials, energy systems, intelligent systems, wireless networks and communications, computational physics, sustainability engineering, high-performance computing, biomedical/healthcare engineering, and biomimetic and composite materials.

Full-Spectrum Graduate Offerings

The College of Engineering consists of six departments: Bioengineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Computer and Information Science; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; and Physics. The college offers a range of Master of Science (MS) degrees from these departments and PhD degree programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Engineering and Applied Sciences. The college participates in the interdisciplinary biomedical engineering and biotechnology PhD program. The College of Engineering also awards several certificate programs.

Graduate Programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UMass Dartmouth offers a PhD, an MS, and a 15-credit graduate certificate program. Programs may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Courses are structured to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.

Research foci include signals and systems; applied electromagnetics; applied acoustics; electronics and solid-state devices; database systems; embedded systems; artificial intelligence, database systems, and Internet computing; multimedia communication; biomedical computing; and reliability, security, and fault tolerance.

PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology

UMass Dartmouth grants an interdisciplinary, nationally-recognized PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology that combines engineering, technology, and biology. The program focuses on research in bioengineering, biomaterials, and microbe, animal, and plant biotechnology. The program is a partnership of the Departments of Mathematics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering.

PhD in Engineering and Applied Sciences

The program offers four interdisciplinary options - Applied Mechanics and Materials, Computational Science and Engineering, Computer Science and Information Systems, and Industrial and Systems Engineering. Crosscutting options provide students with the means to integrate and synthesize disciplinary depth with breadth of interests, visions, and skills for successful interdisciplinary research careers in industry and academia.

MS in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, offers a master's program with three tracks: a coursework option, a thesis option, or a project option. Courses are scheduled during the late afternoon and early evening to accommodate working professionals. State-of-the-art laboratories support research in energy systems, fluid structure interaction, advanced materials, cell/tissue preservation, complex flows, micro mechanics, industrial design and automation, and other areas. Industrial and Systems Engineering is and option within the program.

MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a master's program that works closely with local government agencies, small businesses, and industries to conduct research on and overcome the challenges associated with nation's infrastructure. Areas of specialization include water resources, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, environmental engineering, structural engineering and applied mechanics.

MS in Computer Science

The MS in Computer Science program focuses on coursework in theory, applications, systems, and software development. The program also helps students develop their skills through realistic scale projects within the courses. Areas of specialization range from network engineering and science to security to intelligent agents to e-commerce.

MS in Physics

The MS in Physics program is ranked as one of the top physics MS programs in the country by the American Institute of Physics. The Physics Department offers coursework in a broad range of topics, including computational physics, mathematical physics, quantum mechanics, relativity, astrophysics, electrodynamics, fluid physics, and nuclear physics.

The program prepares both part-time and full-time students for careers in teaching, research, or industrial research and development. Graduate students choose from three tracks: MS with thesis; MS with research project; and MS with comprehensive examination.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is located in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts in the northeastern region of the United States. It is one of five campuses in the University of Massachusetts system, which is renowned for the quality of its academic programs, the scope and excellence of its research, and the enduring strength of its public service mission.

Established in 1895, UMass Dartmouth is highly regarded for its outstanding academic programs, personalized teaching methods, and groundbreaking research. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth fosters diversity. Students are provided with the resources needed to excel academically, professionally, and socially, including housing, health, counseling, academic advising, and career services.

Location & Contact

College of Engineering

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
United States

Ramprasad Balasubramanian

Interim Dean, College of Engineering

Phone: 508-910-6919
Fax: 508-999-9144

Steven Briggs

Director of Marketing and Recruitment for Graduate Studies

Phone: 508-999-8604
Fax: 508-999-8183

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Graduate Certificate
      Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 88
    • Doctoral Degrees 11
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


57% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 329
    • Accepted 190
    • Acceptance Rate 57
    • Enrolled 94
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE unless UMass Dartmouth graduate from an engineering department, statement of purpose (minimum of 300 words), resume, and 3 letters of recommendation, official transcripts
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, statement of purpose (minimum of 300 words), resume, and 3 letters of recommendation, official transcripts
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced Degreesstatement of purpose (minimum of 300 words), resume, official transcripts
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 533 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Graduate Assistantships, instructional assistantships, doctoral support, dissertation writing support

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students317
    • Female Percentage24%
    • Male Percentage76%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students317
    • Part-time Percentage45%
    • Full-time Percentage55%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American2%
    • White / Caucasian36%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown or International Student54%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty60
    • Full-time Percentage88%
    • Part-time Percentage12%
    • Female Percentage18%
    • Male Percentage82%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchComputational mechanics and applied probability and statistics, array processing, underwater acoustics and animal acoustics, coastal physics, traffic and transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrology, hydro-climatology and water resources planning management
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$8,535,000



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